Mumbai's Greatest Love Story - The All-new 7 Star Metro INOX - Launches

MUMBAI, November 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and legends of the Indian film industry inaugurated the iconic, 1930's-era cinema on November 29, 2017 

INOX Leisure, India's premier multiplex chain, recently announced the opening of Metro INOX at Marine Lines, Mumbai. A beloved Mumbai icon since the 1930's, Metro has played a vital part in India's glorious cinematic history. Built and originally run by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the cinema became the Indian film industry's most famous red-carpet theatre in the 1970's, after being taken over by the Gupta family. Now, Metro INOX has opened its doors to cinema-goers who will delight in the venue's careful restoration that stays true to the legacy of the original Metro, while offering the signature 7-star luxury experience by INOX.

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On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, presided as the chief guest, during an official inauguration ceremony at Metro INOX.  The event started off with a ribbon cutting, at which Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Mr. Subhash Ghai, Mr. Sooraj Barjatya, Mr. Boney Kapoor, and Mr. Siddharth Jain (Director, INOX Group) were present. As a tribute to the legacy and history of what the Metro INOX cinema has represented for almost 80 years, the CM, after the ribbon cutting, felicitated the actors, actresses and directors present - legendary entertainers whose movies had premiered at this 'Theatre of History', over the years. These included Mr. Amitabh Bachchan's Kabhi Kabhie (1976); Mrs. Sridevi Kapoor's Chandni (1989) and Lamhe (1991); Director Mr. Sooraj Barjatya's (Maine Pyaar Kiya, 1989); and Director and Producer Mr. Subhash Ghai's  Ram Lakhan (1989).  

A celebration of cinema, Metro INOX now offers the following features that are a perfect mix of legacy and luxury:

  • Carefully-restored design features including heritage chandeliers and the 1938-era MGM projector from when Metro opened its doors
  • New décor elements such as a brilliant LED video wall, featuring a plethora of Bollywood's untold stories, unfolding for the first time, and in this format
  • Movie Memorabilia that will captivate a moviegoer's imagination, with the 1930s-era projector, a Golden Ticket wall complete with tickets autographed by superstars and Indian cinema's untold stories that adorn the walls at this cinematic jewel
  • Ultra-plush auditoriums featuring roomier seats with enhanced legroom
  • Cutting-edge sound and projection technology, brilliant, razor-sharp 4K visuals and the truest quality cinema surround sound of Dolby Atmos
  • Augmented Reality (AR) - a globally-acclaimed experience which will enthrall guests with amazing, life-sized 3D characters and scenes as they're immersed in a unique, interactive digital environment

Metro INOX has not forgotten its younger patrons. For the first time ever, the brand has introduced Kiddles - Mumbai's only auditorium dedicated exclusively to children. Guests with children can begin their experience in an exclusive lounge area, where the young moviegoers can play and enjoy themselves before their movie begins; enjoy a carefully-crafted, kid-approved menu; and indulge in special birthday and other event packages, ideal for parents looking for a unique way to entertain their children and their friends. 

Metro INOX's new Café Unwind offers visitors the perfect venue to relax while enjoying delicious food and drinks. What's more, café-goers do not need a movie ticket to enjoy this swish café.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Siddharth Jain, Director, INOX Group says, "We were delighted to have had luminaries such as the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, as well as noted film stars and directors at this inauguration. Their presence represented what Metro INOX stands for - a unique place in the city's history, and a relevance to the Indian film industry, that is unparalleled by any other cinema." 

"Since the 1970's, our family has had the extraordinary opportunity to own and be a part of the Metro story. An institution built on nostalgia, Metro has seen scores of famous faces and established names walk through its doors. We were very pleased to once again welcome back these stalwarts of the film industry on November 29, as well as the Honourable Chief Minister, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, to inaugurate this theatre, that is beloved by all," commented the Gupta family. 

Metro INOX 

M.G. Road
Dhobi Talao Junction
Mumbai - 400020

To book movie tickets, please visit http://www.inoxmovies.com or download the INOX app, available on the Google Play Store and on Apple iTunes.

About INOX Leisure Ltd. 

INOX Leisure Limited (INOX) is amongst India's largest multiplex chains with 120 multiplexes and 481 screens in 58 cities. For easy and convenient ticket booking, INOX offers online booking on http://www.inoxmovies.com and through its smart phone applications across Android and Apple platforms. For movie updates and various offers, one can follow us on: Facebook; Twitter and Instagram.

LIVE THE MOVIE, only at INOX!

For Press/Media information, images, or if there is a request for sound-bytes from spokespersons, please contact:
Nicole Macwan
Twain Communications
E: Nicole@twaincommunications.com
M: +91-9930834847

SOURCE INOX Leisure Ltd.



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